|Duration||5 Days 4 Nights|
|Highest Altitude||12500 ft|
Kedarkantha Trek fall in the Govind Wild Life Sanctuary and Govind Pashu National Park in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. The drive to Sankri (from where the Kedarkantha trek starts) is one of the most drives in the Himalayas through Mussoorie, Purola, Mori, Netwar, along with the Tons River. Kedarkantha trek is one the easiest treks in the Himalayas to enjoy snow cover.
The Kedarkantha trek campsite is great for birding and surrounded by beautiful snow peaks.Looking for a short fun-filled vacation topped with adventure plus a trek that is easy and comfortable,
then Kedarkantha is your calling! An all-season trek, bewitches you with a landscape which is unique to every season. It can easily be eulogized as the “soul” of all Himalayan treks. Kedarkantha trek is everything a trekker can dream about; crystal clear mountain lakes, the verdant expanse of rich flora, unexplored mountain terrain of Uttarakhand, jaw-dropping campsites, the serenity of mountain villages and a glimpse into the distinct culture of locals, the trek is a wholesome package of fun and adventure.
Experiencing the local culture and feasting on local meals is another attraction of the Kedarkantha trek. The warm hospitality of locals is such a rewarding experience that it leaves you wondering at their magnanimity.
We will leave from Dehradun by 6:30 am and reach Sankri approximately by 5:00 pm. Sankri is a beautiful small village which has a few small dhabas and shops. We would be staying overnight in a guesthouse slightly up the road. We would reach Sankri at the time of sunset, which makes for a beautiful setting, as the Swargarohini peaks stand over the ridges beyond Sankri. Kedarkantha Trek – Best Snow Trek
This snow trek is operates between Dec to mid-April when the region has had good snowfall. Contrary to the popular belief winters is a good time to be in the mountains if one is equipped properly. Most locals inhabiting higher reaches of the mountains don’t mind the problems associated with snowfall and seem to have a good time during these months. Also there are lots of local festivals in these months. In these months weather is generally clear most of the days. Day time is normally pleasantly warm with one getting to enjoy sitting out in the sun. Temperature would be around 12-17 °C. Evenings are quite cold and one would need to be inside a tent/room or sitting outside next to fire with proper winter clothes. The evening temperatures will be around – 3 to 5 °C. Nights can be very cold with temperatures in the range of – 8 to 0 °C. Please keep in mind that the above information is not exact and does not account for sudden changes. Whatever the temperatures and conditions rest assured we will be prepared to handle it with ease as we use equipment of very high specifications.
Fitness Required for Kedarkantha Trek
At high altitude as the air gets thinner oxygen becomes less abundant.The percentage saturation of hemoglobin with oxygen determines the content of oxygen in our blood. After the human body reaches around 2,100 m (7,000 feet) above sea level, the level of oxygen in our hemoglobin begins to plummet. However, the human body has both short-term and long-term adaptations to altitude that allow it to partially compensate for the lack of oxygen.
The Kedarkantha Trek is an easy trek suitable for first time trekker with basic fitness
Trekking Experience : Ideal trek for a beginner.
Fitness Required : The Kedarkantha Trek falls in the category of Moderate treks. The trail is fairly laid out path and has very few steep ascends or descends. Water is available through out the trail. But still if you are thinking of your first big Himalayan trekking experience its better to be prepared. Here is the training schedule to prepare for the trek.
Follow this training schedule for trekking fitness required.
Week 1 : Start with 10 minute of brisk walk and then jog for 10 minutes and finally 10 minutes of easy walk.
Week 2 : 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 3 : 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 4 : 5 minutes of brisk walk and jog for 25 min and cool down your body
How to Reach Dehradun
By Air :-
Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 25 km from the city. There is a daily flight from Delhi to Dehradun
By Train :-
Take the overnight train to Dehradun from Delhi
Nandadevi Express – Train no: 12205 (Departure 11:50pm; Arrival – 5:40am)
Dehradun Express – Train no: 12687 (Departure – 9:10pm; Arrival – 5:00am)
There is regular bus service from Delhi to Dehradun, from Delhis ISBT Kashmere Gate. We would suggest you to take only government buses from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Private buses ply from outside ISBT and they are not trust worthiness.
Usually buses drop you at Dehradun ISBT. From there you have to come to Dehradun Railway Station